The Velvet Chamber
An Anthology of Revisioned Myth and Fairy Tale

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

How she went crazy

"Culture is male.  Our literary myths are for heroes, not heroines...Hemingway spent his whole working life capitalizing on the dramatic lucidity possible to an artist who works with developed myths...But this kind of larger than life simplicity and clarity are not accessible to the woman writer unless she remains within the limits of How She Fell in Love or How She Went Crazy."

-- Joanna Russ, "What Can a Heroine Do? Or Why Women Can't Write."


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